This is the Week of Dishing Out the Napoleon Hill


Following up from the post we had up yesterday linking to an article over at UX Magazine about the possible return of older marketing methods, we heard from reader Ross Cornwell who just finished up editing a new edition of a book by one of the people mentioned in the article, Napoleon Hill. Here’s what he had to say:

Its title is “Think and Grow Rich!” (subtitled) “The Original Version, Restored and Revised.” I am the editor/annotator of this new 412-page edition, which is really an homage to Dr. Hill. (For several years I was the editor-in-chief of “Think & Grow Rich Newsletter.”)

What I have done is this: to restore Dr. Hill’s book to its original manuscript content (it was first published in 1937, but was abridged in 1960), annotate it with more than 50 pages of endnotes (most of the persons and events he discusses are generally unknown to readers today), index it thoroughly, add an appendix with a wealth of additional information about Dr. Hill and his work, and revise the book in ways to help remove certain “impediments” to reading the book today (language that today would be considered obsolete, sexist or racist). None of these things had previously been done with TGR.

If you would like to learn a little more about this project, a quick visit here will give you some details.

Thanks to Ross for sending word over. Sounds interesting. And we’re both not rich, so maybe we’ll pick up a copy (though we are a little worried about the “think” part of the equation — that’s been challenging for us in the past).